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con·cert

 (kŏn′sûrt′, -sərt)
n.
1. Music A performance given by one or more singers or instrumentalists or both.
2.
a. Agreement in purpose, feeling, or action.
b. Unity achieved by mutual communication of views, ideas, and opinions: acted in concert on the issue.
c. Concerted action: "One feels between them an accumulation of gentleness and strength, a concert of energies" (Vanity Fair).
v. (kən-sûrt′) con·cert·ed, con·cert·ing, con·certs
v.tr.
1. To plan or arrange by mutual agreement.
2. To adjust; settle.
v.intr.
To act together in harmony.

[French, from Italian concerto, from Old Italian, agreement, harmony, from concertare, to bring into agreement, possibly from Vulgar Latin *concertāre, to settle by argument, from Latin, to debate : con-, com- + certāre, to contend, frequentative of cernere, to separate, decide by fighting; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

concert

n
1. (Music, other)
a. a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical staging. Compare recital1
b. (as modifier): a concert version of an opera.
2. agreement in design, plan, or action
3. acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
4. (Music, other) (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
vb
to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
[C16: from French concerter to bring into agreement, from Italian concertare, from Late Latin concertāre to work together, from Latin: to dispute, debate, from certāre to contend]

con•cert

(n., adj. ˈkɒn sɜrt, -sərt; v. kənˈsɜrt)

n.
1. a public performance of music or dancing.
2. agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony.
adj.
3. designed for or performing in music or dance concerts.
v.t.
4. to contrive or arrange by agreement: to concert a settlement.
5. to plan; devise: to concert a program of action.
v.i.
6. to plan or act together.
Idioms:
in concert, together; jointly: to act in concert.
[1595–1605; (n.) < French < Italian concerto; (v.) < French concerter < Italian concertare to organize, perhaps <con with + certo certain < Latin certus]

Concert

 a harmony of sounds, things, or persons; a set of instruments; an agreement.
Examples: concert of angels, 1727; of terrific vociferation; of trumpets, 1674; of voices and instruments, 1732; of Europe [agreement of power on the Eastern Question]; cat’s concert [caterwauling, hence any hideous combination of sounds]; Dutch concert [in which each performer plays a different tune].

concerto

concert
1. 'concerto'

A concerto /kən'tʃeətəʊ/ is a piece of classical music written for one or more solo instruments and an orchestra.

...Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
2. 'concert'

Note that you do not call a performance of music given by musicians a 'concerto'. You call it a concert /'kɒnsət/.

She had gone to the concert that evening.

concert


Past participle: concerted
Gerund: concerting

Imperative
concert
concert
Present
I concert
you concert
he/she/it concerts
we concert
you concert
they concert
Preterite
I concerted
you concerted
he/she/it concerted
we concerted
you concerted
they concerted
Present Continuous
I am concerting
you are concerting
he/she/it is concerting
we are concerting
you are concerting
they are concerting
Present Perfect
I have concerted
you have concerted
he/she/it has concerted
we have concerted
you have concerted
they have concerted
Past Continuous
I was concerting
you were concerting
he/she/it was concerting
we were concerting
you were concerting
they were concerting
Past Perfect
I had concerted
you had concerted
he/she/it had concerted
we had concerted
you had concerted
they had concerted
Future
I will concert
you will concert
he/she/it will concert
we will concert
you will concert
they will concert
Future Perfect
I will have concerted
you will have concerted
he/she/it will have concerted
we will have concerted
you will have concerted
they will have concerted
Future Continuous
I will be concerting
you will be concerting
he/she/it will be concerting
we will be concerting
you will be concerting
they will be concerting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concerting
you have been concerting
he/she/it has been concerting
we have been concerting
you have been concerting
they have been concerting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concerting
you will have been concerting
he/she/it will have been concerting
we will have been concerting
you will have been concerting
they will have been concerting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concerting
you had been concerting
he/she/it had been concerting
we had been concerting
you had been concerting
they had been concerting
Conditional
I would concert
you would concert
he/she/it would concert
we would concert
you would concert
they would concert
Past Conditional
I would have concerted
you would have concerted
he/she/it would have concerted
we would have concerted
you would have concerted
they would have concerted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concert - a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical stagingconcert - a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
dry run, rehearsal - a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding"
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
rock concert - a performance of rock music
Verb1.concert - contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
contrive, design, plan, project - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
2.concert - settle by agreement; "concert one's differences"
square off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"

concert

noun show I've been to plenty of live rock concerts
in concert together, jointly, unanimously, in unison, in league, in collaboration, shoulder to shoulder, concertedly He wants to act in concert with other nations.

concert

noun
Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds:
Music: consonance.
Translations
حَفْلَة مُوسِيقِيَّةكونسرت، حَفْلَه موسيقيه
koncert
koncert
konsertti
koncert
hangversenykoncertösszhangegyetértés
hljómleikar
コンサート
음악회
koncertas
koncerts
koncert
konsert
คอนเสิร์ต
buổi hòa nhạc

concert

A. [ˈkɒnsət] Nconcierto m
to give a concertdar un concierto
in concert (Mus) → en concierto
in concert with (Mus) → en concierto con (fig) (= in agreement with) → de común acuerdo con
B. [kənˈsɜːt] VTconcertar
C. [ˈkɒnsət] CPD concert grand Npiano m de cola
concert hall Nsala f de conciertos
concert party N (Theat) → grupo m de artistas de revista (Fin) conjunto de inversores que se pone de acuerdo en secreto para adquirir la mayoría de las acciones de una empresa
concert performer Nconcertista mf
concert pianist Npianista mf de concierto
concert pitch Ndiapasón m normal
at concert pitch (fig) → en plena forma, en un momento excelente
concert ticket Nentrada f de concierto
concert tour Ngira f de conciertos

concert

[ˈkɒnsərt] n
(= musical performance) → concert m
in concert → en concert
We saw The Who in concert → Nous avons vu les Who en concert. concert hall, concert promoter, concert tour, concert venue
in concert (= together) → ensemble, conjointement
in concert with → conjointement avec

concert

:
concertgoer
nKonzertbesucher(in) m(f)or -gänger(in) m(f)
concert grand
concert hall
nKonzerthalle for -saal m

concert

:
concert performer
nKonzertkünstler(in) m(f)
concert pianist
nPianist(in) m(f)
concert pitch
nKammerton m
concert tour
nKonzerttournee f

concert

1
n
(Mus) → Konzert nt; were you at the concert?waren Sie in dem Konzert?; Madonna in concertMadonna live
(of voices etc) in concertim Chor, gemeinsam
(fig) in concertgemeinsam; to work in concert with somebodymit jdm zusammenarbeiten

concert

2
vt effortsvereinen

concert

[ˈkɒnsət]
1. n (Mus) → concerto
in concert → in concerto (fig) → di concerto
2. adjconcertistico/a

concert

(ˈkonsət) noun
a musical entertainment. an orchestral concert.
in concert
together. to act in concert.

concert

حَفْلَة مُوسِيقِيَّة koncert koncert Konzert συναυλία concierto konsertti concert koncert concerto コンサート 음악회 concert konsert koncert concerto musical концертное выступление konsert คอนเสิร์ต konser buổi hòa nhạc 音乐会
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